Okay, so we're not really at Plymouth Rock today. We were there on vacation in September. But what better time to share with you the landing place of the pilgrims ...
Located in Pilgrim Memorial State Park, Plymouth Rock is housed beneath a granite canopy on the shore of Plymouth Harbor, set in the sand near the high water mark. The actual rock is a small glacial boulder.
It is a symbol of the courage and faith of the men, women and children who founded the first colony in New England. We were fortunate to be visiting there on a gorgeous, breezy day when the temperatures were around 70 degrees. Standing near Plymouth Rock and looking around the park, I could see the Mayflower II, the harbor, and Burial Hill. I thought about these people and their amazing voyage -- the brutal conditions they endured during their 66-day journey!
Such dedication, such courage, such hope! There were 102 passengers aboard the ship plus 25 to 30 crew members when they disembarked in Plymouth in the harsh winter of 1620. Seriously, think about it ... gives you yet another reason to be grateful today!
Wishing you all a safe, warm and Happy Thanksgiving!